The American automaker, Ford, not only fresh up its best-selling truck F-150, but also its icon of pony car, Mustang. Yes, surprisingly the company which is located in Dearborn, Michigan introduced the facelift of Mustang. The introduction of 2018 Mustang held in several places, including 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
So, what’s new in the legendary coupe? Up front, the newest Mustang looks bow compared to the current generation. Its headlights get redesigned by Ford’s designers and so does the three LED Daytime Running Lights. Moreover, there are a new front bumper and a wider grille. The result is the car with a running-pony horse logo looks more aggressive, even though there are some people said that the face of New Mustang looked like a sad man. Meanwhile at the rear, its taillights have C-shaped, blacked rear diffuser, and a rear spoiler for Mustang GT.
Inside, the company said that the two-door car came up with soft-touch plastic material to add luxury value. Furthermore, there are hand-stitched on the seats and hand-brake shift. The biggest change is a 12-inch digital instrument panel with three choices look such as, Normal, Sport, and Track. And there’s a FordPass, an application for your smartphone that enables driver to lock, unlock, find your parked Pony Horse, and start its engine.
The refreshment of Ford Mustang not only about its look, but also the technical sector to increase its performance and better driving. The 2018 Mustang gets new shock absorbers, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension which allegedly increases lateral stiffness and new stabilizer bars to further sharpen the car’s responses and handling character. MagneRide adaptive dampers are also available as an option for the first time. The rival of Chevy Camaro also equipped with Active Valve Exhaust System to adjust its sound from V8 engine.
For the safety feature, the carmaker put an active safety equipment named Pre-Collision Assist that packed various systems such as, Pedestrian Detection, Distance Alert, Lane-Departure Warning, Lane-Keeping Assist, and Driver Alert System.
Ford ditches the V6 3.7 liter because of its slow sales. So, buyer only gets an EcoBoost 2.3 liter 4-cylinder and a legendary V8 5.0 liter. Those engines are mated to manual and 10-speed automatic transmission. The manual now comes with a twin-disc clutch and a dual-mass flywheel which guarantee many torques. Meanwhile the automatic transmission Ford promises the faster shift than automatic 6-speed.
2018 Ford Mustang will be launched in United States this fall.
Text: Andhika Pradityo